Eddie Murphy confirms “Coming to America 2”
A sequel to the 1988 comedy Coming to America has been announced more than thirty years after the release of the original. Entertainment Weekly reports that Eddie Murphy, in a statement, said the movie is “officially moving forward.”
After many years of anticipation, I’m thrilled that Coming to America 2 is officially moving forward. We’ve assembled a great team that will be led by Craig Brewer, who just did an amazing job on Dolemite [Is My Name], and I’m looking forward to bringing all these classic and beloved characters back to the big screen.
The script is apparently being rewritten by “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris after it was created by the original movie’s writers Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield. The movie will follow Murphy’s character, the “African prince” Akeem, who will return to America in search of his long-lost son, the heir to the Zamudan throne.